Idolizing a politician is like believing the stripper really likes you. – @LarinzoMosley
Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:
- States with Fewest Coronavirus Restrictions
- Down Goes Tanden
- New Job
- Japanese & Hunters
STATES WITH FEWEST CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS:
On Tuesday, the personal-finance website WalletHub released updated rankings for the States with the Fewest Coronavirus Restrictions: Here is a screengrab of the top 10 in with the fewest and with the most restrictions.
The interesting thing is that the 10 states with the fewest restrictions were won by Donald Trump in 2020. The 10 states with the most restrictions (except North Carolina) were all won by Joe Biden.
Yep, it’s political – and politicians making decisions about the pandemic has killed a lot of people in the past year.
I heard today that Texas will be 100% open and ending the mask mandate on March 8.
Read the full report from WalletHub by clicking HERE.
DOWN GOES TANDEN:
The Associated Press (AP) reported Tuesday evening that President Joe Biden’s pick to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, has withdrawn her nomination after she faced opposition from key Democratic and Republican senators for her controversial tweets.
I look forward to reading her future tweets…
I was a little worried about her finding a new job, but according to Fox News, former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has joined the Fox News family.
During her interview on Fox News, I did not hear if she said, “I will never lie to you. You have my word on that,” as she did on her first day on the job as White House Press Secretary.
One thing for sure, the Trump administration had some interesting characters in that position. The standards were lowered significantly during their tenure.
Maybe Trump will tune in to Fox News again…
JAPANESE & HUNTERS:
I saw a post on Facebook the other day that was being shared by gullible people who are too dumb to do a little fact-checking:
They claim that after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, the only thing that kept them from attacking the mainland USA was because we have people who hunt and own many guns.
According to PolitiFact, that’s the claim of a 20-paragraph post on Facebook that has been shared more than 21,000 times.
PolitiFact said that four experts told them there is no evidence that Japan ever seriously considered such an invasion and that military limitations, not Americans armed with hunting weapons, were the reasons why.
They rate the statement as false.
Read the full report from PolitiFact HERE.
FactCheck.org reported on it, too. Read that report HERE.